LOS ANGELES – Philadelphia’s loss in Denver on Thursday night simply made the Nets making the playoffs official. It had already been something that was been expected since the season began, and had been all-but certain for months. But now that the Nets have officially punched their ticket to the postseason, the focus will shift to what the Nets can do when they get there. And if they hope to have any kind of deep run in this year’s playoffs, they’ll need a significant contribution from Brook Lopez.
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